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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “heaters”

"I will write to the Environment Secretary calling for a levy on outdoor patio heaters but only if 100 other people will sign my petition."

— George P

Deadline to sign up by: 1st June 2006
84 people signed up, 16 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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Outdoor heaters are evil. I can think of few things more wasteful than heating outdoor air. Wear a jumper!!!

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  • Amen!
  • I think we have more important things to be contacting our MPs about right now, rather than requesting another piece of excessively controlling legislation.

    Wasteful or not, I don't imagine the energy used by these things is particularly significant.
    Seymour, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Actually you're probably right Seymour :)
    Georgina P, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great idea. In the midst of the most authoritarian peacetime government this country has known in at least 100 years, let's all send a message that we would like them to be even more authoritarian and petty, please.
    Daniel Cassidy, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • as a smoker, i'm going to need outdoor heating next can't support this..
    martin, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This relevant Guardian article is worth reading:
    Marc, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I signed this because I do support "nannying" legislation which addresses the environmental crisis we are mindlessly creating. Tax those everyday items which are wasteful, self-indulgent and unnecessary. Patio heaters are just that.
  • More fascism in Britain. Yey! All based on junk science than has to be changed with the wind, to fit the agenda.
  • Never mind a levy - I think you should call for an outright ban
    Lyall Pratt, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Unfortunately it looks as though this pledge will not get enough supporters by the deadine. I suggest that Georgina extends the deadline to allow more people to sign up.

    I wrote to Friends of the Earth and they are now promoting this pledge on their site here:
    John Cross, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Thank you John. I will ask pledgebank to extend the deadline and make an effort to promote it a bit more.
    George P, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Local Councils should be educating their residents about patio heaters. If sales of these awful things don't come down significantly, then the Government should ban them.
    Diane C, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Calling for a government ban makes me despair. Every ban imposed is a loss of our civil liberties. Calling for a government ban on such a trivial thing makes me wonder just how many people really DO want to live in a totalitarian rather than an enlightened society.

    I think there should be a ban on stupid bans.
    Seymour, 12 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Patio heaters make a total mockery of efforts to curb CO2 output. I hate the nanny state, but the government must take steps to ban these foul creations.
  • these patio heaters are only an issue because of the ban on smoking indoors, you can't have it both ways, if there was no ban on smoking, there would be no need for the patio heaters
    marty21, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

George P, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Gina J
  • Becca
  • Sarah Ryder
  • Martin Ashby
  • Allan Lewis
  • Freddie Peel
  • Sean Kelly
  • Christopher Hyde
  • jonathan clark
  • Daniel Whittington
  • Joel Bailey
  • Jacob Packham
  • Rob Corlett
  • India
  • Shilpa
  • Cara Law
  • Sim1
  • Gianni Palermo
  • Christian Haselwimmer
  • Martin
  • Yoann
  • jade
  • Austin Plunkett
  • Cass Chideock
  • Jon Worth
  • Frazer McNaughton
  • Hannah Hislop
  • Michael Hudson
  • Neil P
  • John Wood
  • dick ware
  • Suzon Forscey-Moore
  • Damian Curtis
  • Richard Taylor
  • Julie Bell
  • Sophie Cussen
  • James Caspell
  • Rhiannon Horsley
  • Becky Derham
  • Michael Preston
  • Paul Doney
  • Steve Gabb
  • Dan Seymour
  • Judith Hible
  • Chris Gale
  • Jenni Frost
  • Leanne
  • Sally-Ann Jackson
  • Sam Dent
  • John Cross
  • Adam Wardknott
  • Lyall Pratt
  • Simon Thompson
  • anne-sophie
  • David Weatherall
  • Dev Jaffe
  • Mark Cooper
  • R Donnelly
  • Steve Barson
  • Fiona P
  • Michael McGuire
  • Hilary
  • Alastair McGowan
  • Mike Britland
  • jo dunlop
  • Jessica Johnstone
  • Andy Williamson
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  • Jenny Thatcher
  • Susan Frances Sweeting
  • Graham Thompson
  • Kate Hewett
  • Cat Dorey
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